In teaching physical education there are four different criterion to keep in mind. These criterion include
1.) The learning experience must have the potential to improve the motor performance/activity skills of students.
2.) The learning experience must provide maximal activity or practice time for all students at an appropriate level of ability.
3.) The learning experience must be appropriate for the experiential level of all students.
4.) The learning experience should have the potential to integrate psychomotor, affective, and cognitive educational goals whenever possible.
This first criterion means that activities during class must be both challenging but at the same time at a level where a reasonable goal can be met. It is a healthy balance of these two characteristics that provide for an effective learning experience that is beneficial to the student.
This statement is saying that activities should be higher in movement and include all participants. A great way to acheive this is by organizing non-elimination activities. This way nobody is left out on the side if they were to get "out" during a game. I think activities like these are essential in a physical education classroom because as an educator you want to get the most out of your students in the little time you have. So now instead of having students standing on the sidelines, they are constantly moving and participating.
This criterion is similar to the phrase "no child left behind". If there is a skill being taught you want to make sure it is simple enough that every student can participate it while still being somewhat of a challenge. You never want to do an activity/skill in which students are being left behind because they are not capable of doing the skill. This kind of neglect can really have a harmful effect on a child's self esteem which is very important as an educator to make sure your students have a high self esteem and feel good about themselves.
Being able to organize activities that work on all three of these aspects is crucial. It is extremely important to focus on more than just the physical skills involved with your activities. Getting the brain active is a very important part of these activities. Therefore coming up with games that involve listening to directions, spacial awareness, and communication is essential. These are skills that are developing just as much as the physical development going on in a child's body.
1. Teaching is a goal oriented activity. This means that there is a purpose to our lesson plans and it is to develop lifetime movement in students and achieve a certain level of competency in movement skills.
5. The movement tasks are motor activities assigned to the student that are related to the content of the lesson. A teacher may tell the students that they are going to practice doing volleyball sets to themselves until they can do 5 without the ball hitting the ground. While this activity is taking place it is the teachers responsibility to observe the students and give feedback. The way the student responds to the feedback is called the student response. It is important for these both to be included in running an activity because it helps a teacher provide feedback to a student to improve the individualized skills.
7. Two teaching functions include planning and monitoring the learning environment. This means that one should have planned a series of activities that are appropriate learning experiences that lead towards meeting an identified goal and giving feedback on student performance through accurrate assessment.